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From Farming to Fungi: The Inspiring Journey of Chris Pacheco, Founder of Seacoast Mushrooms

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Science aiding growth at Stonington mushroom farm

As a child, Chris Pacheco was fascinated by the apple orchard his family owned in Rhode Island. However, he soon developed a dislike for farming in the rocky soil of New England. He pursued an engineering degree to move away from farming and spent time in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Hartford, which eventually led him to the area where he currently resides. After leaving the Navy, Pacheco worked in the corporate world for fifteen years before being drawn back to his farming roots by growing mushrooms.

In 2015, Pacheco established Seacoast Mushrooms with a focus on connecting with his community through food. Today, he and his seven employees cultivate oyster mushrooms and various other flavorful fungi in a 12,000-square-foot mushroom farm located on Taugwonk Road. The farm is housed in a large blue warehouse with shipping containers in the back, making it easy to ship fresh and flavorful produce to their local area. Despite not being an oyster farmer, Pacheco has become an expert at growing these delicious shellfish, as well as other types of mushrooms such as golden oysters and blue oysters.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsskio.com, I weave words to craft compelling narratives that captivate readers and bring stories to life. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I strive to create engaging and informative content that resonates with our audience. Whether I'm delving into the latest news trends or exploring unique angles on various topics, my goal is to deliver quality content that informs, entertains, and inspires. Join me on this journey as we uncover the news stories that matter most.

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